|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #7 - Bach's Keyboard - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Johann Sebastian Bach was a prolific composer, who wrote hundreds of works, probably many more than have survived to this day. During the years when he wrote these sonatas, however, he was particularly busy. Bach had just begun a new job in Leipzig, and his time was consumed with writing choral music for four major churches in town. These sonatas for violin and harpsichord are among the few chamber music pieces that survive from this time period...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Bach; John Gibbons; Corey Cerovsek
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #12 - Bach’s Keyboard - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Bach was a talented keyboard player, performing as an organist in many of his church jobs and playing many other keyboard instruments at concerts and social gatherings. He was quite interested in new developments in keyboard instrument-making, and the birth of the two-manual harpsichord was possibly the inspiration for his Italian Concerto. In the Italian Concerto, Bach simulates the exchanges between solo instruments and the full orchestra using the new double-manual harpsichord...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Bach; Corey Cerovsek; John Gibbons